The Road to the New Jerusalem

To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram

The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

A Most Unlikable Woman

An aging feminist meets a new generation in Brian Morton’s sharp, sympathetic novel ‘Florence Gordon’

Saying Goodbye to Elaine Stritch

The late actress and singer left her bold and brassy mark on show business

‘Other Primary Structures’ at the Jewish Museum, Curated by Jens Hoffmann!

The art institution revisits and reenacts (sort of) a hit 1966 Minimalist and Conceptualist show—but why?

How Much of This Author’s Weirdness Is Our Weirdness, Too?

In an interview, Rivka Galchen—who has a new collection out this week—channels Kafka, posing complex questions to herself, and us

The MTA Has a ‘Jewish’ Lost and Found Section

And there are apparently 10 sets of subway riders’ forgotten tefillin inside

Historic NYC Synagogue Fights Foreclosure

Manhattan congregation home to Holocaust survivors faces uncertain future

Animating the Love, Hope, and Despair of the Forward’s Legendary Advice Column

In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan

How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help

In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate

Mining the Jewish Experience For Meaning

One week, three very different cultural events in New York City

Billy Joel to Begin Monthly Residency at MSG

Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?

Rahm Emanuel Sends Jon Stewart a Warning

A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza

Banksy Paints a Nazi to Raise Money for AIDS

The British street artist cribs a little Hannah Arendt as well

Holocaust-ed: How the Defining Event of American Jewish Identity Plays Off-Broadway

Two fine one-act plays, ‘Bad Jews’ and ‘The Model Apartment,’ tackle the Shoah with unflinching dark humor

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